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What is Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES)?

Cranial Electrotherapy StimulationCranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES) is a safe, non-drug approach to treat depression, anxiety, and insomnia.  Like many drugs, its exact mechanisms are not known.  Its tiny “microcurrents” are thought to stimulate the areas of the brain responsible for neurotransmitter and hormone production.  Clinical tests back this up.  Increases in cerebrospinal fluid level beta-endorphins up to 219%, plasma beta-endorphins up to 98%, and cerebrospinal fluid serotonin up to 200% have been demonstrated in normal volunteers receiving just 20 minutes of CES treatment.  In addition, many patients report a feeling of slight to moderate euphoria after use.



Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation FAQs:


1.  Is it safe?-  Yes.  Electricity is perfectly safe at the level that Alpha-Stim® delivers.  Remember, we all have electrical currents flowing throughout our brain and body at all times.  Alpha-Stim® uses tiny currents close to the amount that flows naturally in our systems.


2.  Is it like shock therapy or something?-  No, not at all.  Shock therapy uses a current that is 1000 times greater than the Alpha-Stim®.  We use current close to your body's own naturally occurring electrical current.  To many patients the feeling is subsensational.  Alpha-Stim® is an extremely safe treatment, that unlike shock therapy, has no major adverse effects ever reported.


3.  Will I feel better after the first use?-  Maybe.  Many patients that use the Alpha-Stim® report benefit after the first use.  Keep in mind that it may take one to 3 weeks however for some people to feel benefit.  It will depend on how your body reacts to the input.


4.  What are the long term effects?-  The amount of electricity used does not cause any known cell damage at all.  Out of the estimated 15 million patients that have used the Alpha-Stim®, none have reported any long term negative effects.


Remember- the body likes and needs electrons, the flow of electrons (electricity), and electrically charged particles to operate.  Low levels of electricity are safe!


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